Monday, February 25, 2008

Sweet poem ~

"Hope" is the thing with feathers--

That perches in the soul--

And sings the song without the words--

And never stops--at all--

And sweetest--in the Gale--is heard--

And sore must be the storm--

That could abash the little Bird--

That kept so many warm--

I've heard it in the chillest land--

And on the strangest sea--

Yet, never, in Extremity,

It asked a crumb--of Me.

~ Emily Dickinson ~

Feel free to enlarge and right click my little bird, I scanned him in myself from an old book I found.


Deb said...

I love the Emily Dickinson poem "Hope" and what a sweet Sparrow image. Our garden is filled with Sparrows ~ no matter what window of our home I look out of- I see sparrows :-}

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I love the poem and the picture of the sparrow. Have a great week!!

Lori said...

that is my very favorite poem!!! so sweet indeed:)

CIELO said...

How beautiful! It's no wonder why I tend to judge a man's wisdom by his hope....

Have a happy day


Cindy said...

That's always been one of my favorites. I've seen paintings and cards were they've just used the first 4 lines, but it is so much more lovely in it's entirety.

Thanks for sharing.


Donna said...

What a beautiful poem!

Anonymous said...

I have a stamp set with a line from that poem! It's so sweet. By the way, I hope you are feeling less blue.

Sandy said...

Ah, Emily Dickinson, a favorite poet! Love this poem and the little sparrow brings sweet memories. Thank you!

bluemuf said...

Lovely poem and picture. The post has brightened my day.


Lila Rostenberg said...

So wonderful to read the entire Emily Dickenson poem here! Thankyou for thelittle sparrow...I will use it in a collage/artjournal soon!

Nancy Hood said...

Your blog has become one of alltime favorites. Thank you for sharing yourself with us~

Tina Leavy said...

while reading the first stanza of the poem I knew I had seen it before..and yep..Emily her poems.
thanks for sharing the little bird, love older art works like that.
stopping by also to let you know that I have 3 drawings going on in celebration of Leap yr. day.
hope you'll join the fun.
then after the drawings it will be back to my regular blogging for a while.:0)

Amy said...

Oh Dawn, It's one of my all time favorite Emily poems.


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